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250th Year Celebration Sept. 20-22, 2019

                From its earliest beginnings, the area surrounding Hope was settled by industrious farmers and skilled craftsmen, with a planned community at its center. 

                Many of the earliest buildings are still standing and have been renovated to highlight the fine craftsmanship of those early Moravian settlers. 

                Some of the earliest settlers have descendants still residing in the Village and Township. 

                The Village was entered into the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1973.  Many of the early farms are now under Farmland Preservation protection. 

 

                The ensuing years have of course brought changes to Hope.  The small town atmosphere remains however, with active church congregations, thriving businesses and volunteer organizations that strive to maintain the historical flavor while guiding the Village and Township carefully into the future.

 

                Our goal is to bring you the stories and images of the past, while also bringing you up to date on the changes over the recent years.  We’ll look back on the Bi-Centennial Celebration held in 1969.  As we prepare to celebrate in 2019 the formal establishment of Hope 250 years ago, we are asking for your help to make this another memorable event.  Contributions of historical content (stories, photos, postcards and memorabilia of any kind) are welcome.  You can contact the Hope Historical Society to make donations.  If you have material you would prefer be scanned or photographed and returned please contact Nora McKeever Drew to make arrangements. 

Hope Historical Society & Museum

323 High St. (Rt. 519N)

At the top of the old stone bridge

Contact Information:

PO Box 52

Hope NJ  07844

http://www.hopenjhistory.com

Can you believe it's been 50 years since our Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1969?  

We hope you can join us September 20-22, 2019

for the 250th!  

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Over the years, photographs and postcards have been made available so that we could share them with those who have a love of life in, and history of, Hope.  

We thank you all for your contributions that make this work possible. 

This website is a work in progress.  Feedback and contributions are welcome!

Beautifully presented video by John Kruk of Hope.  I never get tired of watching this!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW1sfQlQ2t0